Oct 9 • 55M

E19 - The Evolution of Muslim Feminism in India

Conversation with scholar and author, Dr Ghazala Jamil

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In this episode, Main Bhi Muslim’s producer and host, Mariyam Haider, speaks with Dr Ghazala Jamil - Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr Ghazala is the author of Accumulation by Segregation (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Muslim Women Speak (Sage-Yoda Press, 2018). Her latest book titled - Women in Social Change: Visions, Struggles and Persisting Concerns - is an edited volume on women's rights in India (Sage, 2021).

This MBM conversation focuses on Muslim feminism in India and explore its history, evolution and the ways in which it is bolstering mainstream feminist discourse. Her political approach towards this subject has incorporated contemporary realities faced by Indian Muslim women including communalism, caste politics, patriarchy, Hindu-Muslim relationship, and the anti-Muslim violence in post-Independent India.

Through her own research, experiences and scholarly investigation, Ghazala has contributed towards a deeper understanding of “what it means to be a Muslim woman and a feminist.”

Selected episode references:

Books by Dr Ghazala Jamil

Sylvia Vatuk 

Nida Kirmani 

Nadja-Christina Schneider 

Sachar Committee Report 

With warmth and gratitude,

Mariyam


Episode poster art by Sunakshi Nigam

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